One hundred ambient tones is a collection of short ~40sec ambient audio snippets designed to be listened to in "random" or "shuffle" ordering. The transitions between tracks, chosen randomly by your machine on playback, become the focus.
The content varies from soft whiring drones, to raucous screeching of metal-on-metal recorded with contact-microphones. Tentative melodies and short bursts of fully arranged music, to the sound produced by connecting a solar panel to a microphone pre-amp, and the distant whistles pops and clicks from detuned radios.
It makes the perfect background sounds for conspiracy theorists and deep space telescope enthusiasts, and it's different everytime you listen to it.
Certain tracks make you think of other peoples sound design work; Track 71 nods toward a certain band's characteristic use of compressed electric pianos with exaggerated tape wow and flutter, while Track 31 pays respects to Japanese film sound designers Kazutoshi Satou and Hironori Ono of Studio Ghibli.
Includes recordings of Bipolar Junction Transistor shot noise, reference noisefloors from many popular brands of VHS video recorders, waveforms from a YMF262 chip, and the results of altering the encoding and decoding of Linear Predictive Coding for voice communications, and of MP3 compression.